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Re: Things to do this week instead of arguing about mixers



On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 02:33:46PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 03:42:32PM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> > If you didn't want to fall back to the slow behavior on ext3, you might
> > consider only using fallocate() if it's there, rather than
> > posix_fallocate().
> 
> Does this imply there's a fast way to allocate a non-sparse
> zero-filled file on ext3?!?

No, it means that if you call fallocate() on ext2/3 it'll return ENOSYS
error code instead of falling back to writing zeros like posix_fallocate() 
does.

Daniel
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